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Holy Shabbat, Below & Above

#1 Postby Tau Malachi » Sat Mar 29, 2014 10:26 am

The Holy Shabbat, Below & Above

“When the Queen of Shabbat arrives and she departs, and you have remembered and kept two Shabbats holy as one Shabbat, in this all commandments are fulfilled and the Lord and His Name are one on earth” (Tau Elijah).

First you must understand that Shabbat is a Name of God, and it is composed of the same letters as Teshuvah, repentance, but in a different arrangement. There are six days of work, Teshuvah, and then there is the Lord’s Day, the Shabbat, and when we do our work for six days, returning to God, and with joy we look forward to welcoming the Queen of Shabbat, remembering and keeping Shabbat holy the letters of Teshuvah are rearranged to spell Shabbat, a Name of God blessing us and elevating our soul, and gathering us into rest (shalom, peace).

Adonai Yeshua taught that the human being was not created for the Shabbat, but rather, that the Shabbat was created for the human being – faithful and spiritual human beings who seek to return to God, who labor for the ascension of their soul; in that it was created for human beings, it is a blessing from God, a gift from God, and through it there is an outpouring of light and life, influxes of the Holy Sefirot, and according to the masters of the tradition, in it we receive an extra portion of soul, the Soul of the Messiah, the Lord of the Shabbat, merging with our soul. Praise God!

What does it mean to remember and keep two Shabbats as one Shabbat?

Understand, just as there are seven heavens below and seven heavens above, so there is Shabbat below and Shabbat above, two Shabbats; there is the Shabbat of this world and the Shabbat of the World-To-Come, the Shabbat on earth and Shabbat in heaven, and when we remember and keep the Shabbat holy in this world, so we may reach into the Holy Shabbat of the World-To-Come, and glimpse and taste that infinite and eternal delight, and perfect peace.

The Shabbat below is called the Queen and the Shabbat above is called the King, and when we reach into Shabbat above, engaging in Aliyat Neshamah, soul ascent, as we discourse and pray, and we worship our God, so these two Shabbats, the “Queen” and “King,” are united as one, and this union is in our flesh and our soul. Thus, it is written, “From my flesh I will see God (Elohim).”

The Shabbat below, this is the Holy Shekinah, and the Shabbat above, this is Yahweh, Yeshua; the Queen of Shabbat and the Lord of Shabbat. Unifying with the Shekinah, and Sefirot, cleaving to Yahweh, so Rauch Yahweh, Ruach Elohim, uplifts our soul in ascent and we are unified with Yahweh, Yeshua, through Divine Grace – this union corresponds with Shabbat in the kingdom of heaven, the Eternal Shabbat.

This is the way of tzaddikim on Shabbat, they seek their rest in Yahweh, unifying their soul with the Holy Shekinah and Sefirot, and when they rest in Yahweh, so their soul ascends through the heavens below and above, to the Palace of the Messiah and beyond, and they enter into the embrace of their Beloved, merging with their Beloved, the Lord of Shabbat, Yahweh, Yeshua. Thus, they come in and go out, ascend and descend, run and return, moving and moving not, just as the angels of heaven in the vision of Jacob’s Ladder; as they run and return, souls are uplifted to God and blessings flow, all through the Holy Spirit, Divine Grace. The Anointed Community is the Holy Vessel receiving these influxes of the Sefirot of Atzilut and the Holy Shabbat above, in the Supernal Abode – all who remember and keep Shabbat holy in this world partake of this blessing, and are indwelt by the Holy Shekinah of the Lord of Shabbat, the Anointed of God (Messiah).

As there is discourse and prayer, and worship of God among the faithful and elect below, so there is discourse and prayer, and worship of God among the souls of tzaddikim and maggidim in heaven – “saints and angels” in heaven, and through Aliyat Neshamah tzaddikim join the worship in heaven and on earth, and there is one Great Luminous Assembly, the true Mystical Body of Messiah. When the Holy Body is united, so the Soul of the Messiah enters and pervades the entire Body, all members from the head and heart, to hands and feet, and every cell composing the Body, the Body of Glory and Body of Emanation being united in the Body of Truth, and even the flesh of the members of the Body is filled with the Holy Light and Spirit of the Messiah. Praise the Lord!

“All commandments are fulfilled…” Understand, in this world this is impossible, and through our own power this is impossible, but through the Spirit of the Messiah, the Lord of the Shabbat, it is possible, and when the soul is carried in ascension into the Palace of the Messiah, and merges with the Messiah, then all commandments are kept and fulfilled, for this is the very purpose and essence of them all, the realization of the Messiah, the love of Yahweh and love of all creatures – Supernal Compassion.

Look and see! On Shabbat Mercy prevails and Judgment is suspended, and “heavenly decrees” are suspended, and there is a special power to nullify heavenly decrees, and to shift the balance of the matrix of spiritual forces within and behind what’s transpiring in the world; hence, there is great spiritual power in the Holy Shabbat, and through soul ascents that power is actualized by tzaddikim and initiates, for as they worship above, and commune above, so the kingdom of heaven is manifest on earth as it is in heaven – the Holy Shekinah is manifest in full glory and power, Malkut of Atzilut is made manifest.

These soul ascents, and the labors and movements of tzaddikim in the heavens and palaces within, above, on Shabbat may seem as though on the Day of Rest tzaddikim are working, but in truth they are at rest, they are not the doer – the Spirit of the Messiah, the Shekinah of the Messiah, accomplishes all of this; and all in a great and supreme mystery, the Lord of Shabbat and Queen of Shabbat are at rest, so there is no work involved at all! If ever you ascend into the eternal realm, the Supernal Abode, you will understand how this is so; when the Risen Messiah appeared and was revealed on the Mount of Olives, all was accomplished, the Eternal Shabbat was realized and embodied.

“The Lord and His Name are one on earth.” As we explained at the outset, Shabbat is a Name of God, and His Name corresponds with Shabbat below, the day of rest that is the fruition, and crown, of six days of work – Teshuvah, returning to God; and the Lord (Yahweh, Yeshua) corresponds with the Shabbat above. Thus, remembering and keeping Shabbat holy below, in this world, when tzaddikim and initiates on Shabbat are taken up by the Spirit of the Messiah, Shekinah of Messiah, in Aliyat Neshamah – mystical ascensions of the soul, the Lord and His Name are one on earth on that Holy Day, the Day of the Lord.

And we may say, “He and that Holy Day are One,” and that when Shabbat is remembered and kept in this way, all of the days of the week are gathered into that Holy Day and are One in the Lord – all being uplifted into the Eternal Shabbat, the World-To-Come.

In closing we can speak a secret mystery. As we know, when there is full kavvanah and devekut in prayer and worship on Shabbat the extra portion of soul becomes and experience is neshamah of neshamah – the heavenly and supernal soul as it is in the Light Continuum, and through it there may be a reaching into hayyah and yechidah, our soul as it is in the World-To-Come and Holy One. Ultimately, this is the blessing, the mercy, God intends on the Holy Shabbat. Understanding this, when the Shabbat below and Shabbat above are united as one, so who we are above, in the Holy One, and who we are below, in ourselves, is united, and the image and likeness of Yahweh Elohim shines from within us; this, too, is the union of the Lord and His Name on earth, the anointed man or woman being a Name of God, with the Spirit of God indwelling, embodied. Praise God!

This is the spiritual reality of those who remember and keep the Holy Shabbat for its own sake, for the joy of it and for the love of God, with perfect devekut – complete attachment to the Infinite One.

Hallelu Yah! Praise the Lord! Amen.

Yahweh Shalom to you on this Eve of Shabbat!
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Joining with Mercy

#2 Postby BrandonLw » Sun Mar 30, 2014 8:42 am

Shabbat Shalom!

Recently we heard of the practice of joining one’s thoughts, speech and action to the sefirot and attributes therein. On Shabbat, might we say there is a particular invitation to align oneself with aspects of Hesed, Mercy in thought, speech and action? I wonder if this could be a practice of tending toward Mercy with one’s inner dialogues, spoken conversations, and actions; all as one is inspired through the day, seeking to explore an extra portion of Mercy. I suspect this could have a trans formative and magical effect of changing one's internal spaces and the arising of the external around them, if given some practice over time. Praise God, this practice may have already been given in discourse! This reading here reminded me of the simple practice given on Shabbat as a means of exploring ascents and alignment with Mercy of El.

God be with us.

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Re: Holy Shabbat, Below & Above

#3 Postby Tau Malachi » Sun Mar 30, 2014 10:52 am

Grace and peace to you in Hayyah Yeshua!

Yes indeed dear brother, Shabbat is a day to fast from the world, and to set our minds on those things that are above, not the things that are on earth; thus we contemplate and meditate upon the Holy Sefirot, and upon the Works of Creation and Works of the Chariot, and we cleave with our thoughts, words and actions to the Holy Shekinah (Shabbat) and Messiah (Lord of Shabbat). When we do, the Holy Spirit comes upon us, the Shekinah indwells us, and we manifest something of the kingdom of heaven, Malkut of Atzilut, on earth.

There is another teaching I’m inclined to give about remembering and keeping the Holy Shabbat, for if we study Torah we find that even the work of building the holy tabernacle and its holy vessels was suspended on the Shabbat. If we understand that the human being is the true tabernacle or dwelling of the Shekinah of Yahweh and the Spirit of the Messiah, and that the work of building the tabernacle is our spiritual labor for the refinement of our person and soul through the six days of the week, then we will understand that there is an aspect of our inner work that is suspended on Shabbat. The work that is suspended corresponds with self-reflection, and self-judgment, looking to see our faults and mistakes, our negative personality traits and imperfections, so that we can root them out or overcome them; on Shabbat we do not engage in the practice of this inner work, but instead we focus on seeing, enacting, what is good and true – our perfection on the Messiah, and on cultivating joy – the joy of the Shabbat Queen.

On Shabbat we celebrate, and focus upon, our innate perfection in the Messiah and El Elyon, and we remember our innate unity with the Infinite One (Ain Sof); hence, the celebration of the Shabbat wedding feast, the remembrance of Eheieh, the I Am, I Shall Be. As we seek to remember, and live, this truth in us on the Holy Shabbat, so we seek to look and see, and affirm, this truth in our sisters and brothers, the entire assembly – Anointed Community.

While, indeed, we gather all of the good of the work week into Shabbat, and we pray for the blessing of the work of the week to come, we do not engage in self-reflection, or self-judgment as in the days of work; not in the least!

Our entire intention is to elevate the soul and rest in the Shekinah of Yahweh, Yeshua, the ascent of the soul, consciousness, into more expanded states of consciousness; our aim is to fly as the Great Eagle in the sky of the Living Father, Ruach Yahweh, and for this we must focus on the good and cultivate joy, increasing the energy in our consciousness and uplifting the vibration of our consciousness. Uplifting our soul to the Holy One in this way, so we can cleave to the Sefirot, Divine Attributes, and the Holy Spirit can draw our soul in ascent, all as God wills, all as God ordains, and perchance, through Divine Grace, we may glimpse or taste something of the Shabbat above, the Eternal Shabbat. Praise God!

There is a simple truth that we need to look and see. You are where your thoughts are, all of you – your thoughts, speech and body, or actions. When you focus your thoughts on things that are above, on the Holy Sefirot and Mysteries, and through them on the Infinite One, so your thought, your mind, merges with them, and so also your speech and your body, your actions. In effect, and quite literally, you become the Sefirot and Mysteries, your thoughts, speech and actions become vehicles, expressions, of them, and their spiritual powers flow through you and become manifest as you. In this your soul, your neshamah, which is derived from the Holy Sefirot comes into you, your ruach and da’at are elevated, and your nefesh is manifest as nefesh elokit, a godly soul in this world. At anytime we uplift our mind, heart and life to the Infinite One in this way, on Shabbat or at any other time, in that very instant this happens. Shabbat, though, is the time we focus upon this, and acquire greater strength for this in the six days of work.

Put in the simplest way, this is what it means to “rest in the Lord,” or “rest with the Lord,” and when we do we experience something of our life and light hidden with Christ in God, or the Messiah in El Elyon, the Supreme.

We must understand, however, how very powerful thoughts are, and learn to master our thoughts and direct them where we intend, and with our thoughts, so also our desires, and words and actions; for as it is written, “Sin crouches at the door, and its desire is for you, but you must master it.”

If, indeed, we uplift our thoughts in this way, and set our mind upon those things that are above, the Satan, the Adversary, has no inroad, no opening, but rather, the angel of death is bound away from us; and so it is taught in the Zohar that if and when we study and contemplate the Holy Torah and Gospel with full kavvanah and devekut, the angel of death cannot approach us – there is no opening. So it is on the Holy Shabbat when we uplift ourselves to the Lord in this way.

If we do not uplift our mind, heart and life in this way, however, the opposite becomes our reality, and it is for this reason that it is taught, “Those who do not remember and keep Shabbat holy will surely die,” for in so doing they open the way for the angel of death to enter, the Samael, the Adversary – the one who divides and conquers. God forbid!

As we know, there are three essential practices of the Straight Path taught in the tradition: “Remember your transcendence,” “Set your mind on those things that are above,” and “Remember that God is always with you.” If we consider it, this is the very heart and core of remembering and keeping the Shabbat holy, and when we celebrate the Shabbat in this way, so we strengthen ourselves for this practice in the six days of work, extending the holiness of Shabbat into them and uplifting them; when one day each week this is our focus, our way of life, we are empowered through practice and experience to live this truth, this holy awareness, every day of our lives. In so doing, through Divine Grace, we may experience Aliyat Neshamah, mystical ascensions of the soul, and may be blessed to taste and glimpse God Consciousness.

O Adonai, this day we remember and keep your Holy Shabbat, and we invite and welcome the Queen of Shabbat; may we abide and rest in you this day, and may it be a Holy Day as you have ordained. Amen.

Shabbat Shalom!
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Re: Holy Shabbat, Below & Above

#4 Postby Tau Malachi » Wed Apr 02, 2014 12:15 pm

Grace and peace to you in Hayyah Yeshua!

There is something more that we can share concerning the Wisdom of Shabbat, and the Holy Spirit inspires me to share it in community today.

As we know, the Human Being was created on the Eve of Shabbat, the final action of the Work of Creation, and then God (Elohim) rested on the seventh day, sanctifying it and making it holy, Shabbat. God resting on the seventh day, this corresponds with the Holy Shabbat above, the Eternal Shabbat; and it was the intention of God that the Human Being welcome the Queen of Shabbat and rest with God, and in God, on the Shabbat, realizing the Eternal Shabbat, and partaking of the fruit of the Tree of Life. Instead of welcoming the Queen of Shabbat, however, the Serpent was welcomed and received, and the Human Being ate of the Tree prematurely, and it became fruit of the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil to the Human Being. Thus, instead of the peace and joy of Eternal Shabbat, the fall ensued, and the souls of humanity flew out of the Garden of Eden, becoming bound up in spiritual, astral and material light (false lights), and material incarnation – “coats of skin.”

The gift of Shabbat, nevertheless, was given to humanity, and through remembering and keeping the Shabbat below holy, so we might glimpse and taste, and realize the Shabbat above, Eternal Shabbat. In this, perhaps, you might understand how Shabbat below, in space-time, is a gate to Shabbat above, in the Pleroma of Light, in eternity; and so it is!

We have discussed the Holy Shabbat in some detail, and we understand the commandment to remember and keep the Shabbat holy, but within the commandment there is mention of six days of work, and therefore there is a commandment to work, joined with the commandment to rest upon the Holy Shabbat, the seventh day.

It is written:

“Remember the Shabbat Day, and keep it holy. Six days you shall labor and do all your work. But the seventh day is a Shabbat to Yahweh Elohenu; you shall not do any work – you, your son or daughter, your male and female slave, your livestock, or the alien resident in your towns. For in six days Yahweh made heaven and earth, the sea, and all that is in them, but rested on the seventh day; therefore Yahweh blessed the Shabbat Day and consecrated it” (Exodus 20:8-11, the Fourth Commandment).

“Six days you shall labor and do all your work.” First it must be said that if we do not work six days of the week, then the seventh day, the Shabbat Day, will not be exalted and holy, or set apart; remembering and keeping Shabbat holy depends upon the six days of work, and doing all our work. “Six days you shall labor,” this corresponds with making a livelihood, and all that needs to be done to survive and live in this world – all mundane work. Then, however, it is written, “Do all your work,” and this is understood to be the building and tending of the tabernacle, or various spiritual services and inner works, the work of Teshuvah, repentance or returning to God.

“Do all your work,” inner works and good works!

Look and see! The Human Being (Adam) was created on the Eve of Shabbat, the culmination of emanation, creation, formation and action, and welcoming the Queen of Shabbat, and resting with, and in, Yahweh Elohim, it was ordained for the Human Being to complete and perfect creation, and uplift all creation in return to God. The Human Being was created in the image and likeness of Yahweh Elohim, as a co-creator and co-redeemer, through whom creation could uplifted and unified with Yahweh Elohim, the Infinite One. At the outset, however, as we have said, this did not happen, but rather the Soul of the Human One fell and became involved in the gilgulim – potentially endless rounds of transmigration; and in effect, creation also fell and was degraded with the Soul of the Human One, “sin and death” entering into the world, creation. Thus, throughout the generations of Adam, Humanity, there is an ongoing labor for the tikkune, the completion and perfection of creation, and the uplifting of all in return to God; as we work to refine our soul, and complete and perfect our soul, or realize our soul, so creation is refined, completed and perfected, and returns to God with us.

Joined with making a living, and the labor needed to live in this world, this is our work – repentance, or a return to God (Teshuvah), and the uplifting of all in return to God; hence, the salvation of all, or the enlightenment and liberation of all (Kol).

Thus, through the six days of work we study and contemplate, we pray and meditate, and we engage in self-reflection, and the labor to overcome negative personality traits and cultivate positive personality traits (Divine Attributes), and we engage in all manner of good works, or charity – we labor to return to God and to uplift others in return to God. When we labor in this way, and do all our work, and we welcome the queen of Shabbat, and we enter into Shabbat Day, resting with, and in, Yahweh Elohim, so all that has been done is complete and perfect, and it is uplifted in return to Yahweh Elohim, and untied with the Holy Shekinah – all is blessed and sanctified by God.

This assumes that we have labored and done all our work though, taking up all activities of daily living in the Lord, and engaging in our inner work and good works, running and returning in the Spirit of the Lord in all that we do, cleaving to the Lord God, Yahweh Elohim; then when we remember and keep the Shabbat holy, all our works are sanctified, and are established in the World-that-Is-Coming, the Eternal Shabbat – their perfection and completion in the Infinite One.

The Messiah labors in this way, and does all his work in this way, doing what he sees Yahweh Elohim doing, and in the Holy Shabbat, he uplifts all, and therefore he is called the Lord of Shabbat, Adonai Ha-Shabbat. Praise God!

In the Messiah, though, this is also our labor and work, and so we “take up our cross” and follow him, in his way, and in the midst of our labor and all our work we rest in the Messiah and Yahweh Elohim, Shaddai.

Now, as has been explained, there is Shabbat below and Shabbat above, and through the play of Aliyat Neshamah of tzaddikim and initiates on Shabbat, Shabbat below is united with Shabbat above, and there is one Holy Shabbat sanctified by Yahweh Elohim.

Listen and hear, and understand! Aliyat Neshamah, or mystical ascensions of the soul in the Spirit of God are manifestations of Divine Grace, but we must co-labor and work with the Spirit of God to create the conditions in which the Spirit of God can move in this way and uplift our soul in return to God. Thus, Divine Grace accomplishes Aliyat Neshamah, but we must engage in an active and dynamic surrender, co-laboring with the Spirit of God and doing all our work – inner work and good works, for only then can the Spirit of God take up this Divine Action with, in and through us.

There is, indeed, a Sanctuary of Grace, and we abide in it, but if we abide in it, we will labor and do all our work, and we will remember and keep the Holy Shabbat; for this is how we abide in the Sanctuary of Grace. Although there is a Sanctuary of Grace, and we abide in a Union of Grace in the Messiah, naturally, the greater our inner work and good works, the greater the Spirit of God can move with us, and the greater our experience of the resurrection and ascension in this life, and in the afterlife – the greater the possibility of Aliyat Neshamah on Shabbat, as well as any other day of the week.

The mystical journey is not a spectator sport, but rather to sojourn the Path of Return requires deep involvement in the spiritual life and practice, an active engagement in the inner works and good works of a mystic, a zealous and pious and righteous person of God – a holy man or woman.

We must walk in the beauty and holiness of Yahweh Elohenu and the Messiah, and take up all of the works of the Messiah, cultivating and embodying the Divine Attributes, cleaving to the Risen Messiah in faith and love – and works.

Six days we labor and do all our work, and on the seventh day we rest, having returned to God. Praise God!

This is what the Spirit of God would have me share.

O Yahweh Eloah, may we labor always in your Living Presence, and while the labor belongs to us, may we know and understand that the fruit belongs to you; all that we harvest, O Yahweh, we pray that is be gathered into you! Amen.

Messiah Shalom!
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Re: Holy Shabbat, Below & Above

#5 Postby Kat » Tue Apr 08, 2014 6:11 am

Shalom Malachi,

As I was contemplating the days of Creation and Shabbat, I was wondering weather there is a play between Ben and the Sepherot from Hesed to Yesod and the Bride Mulkuth. How is this reflected in Shabbat above united with Shabbat below. I heard you say on Shabbat Ben and the Bride are united in Shabbat above and the Bride and the Community of Isreal in Shabbat below. Can we draw out this teaching a bit? Could we say if the Community of Isreal is inacting their Teshuva during the six days of work they are drawn in ascent by the Bride into Shabbat above? Also how is this a play of Elohim involved in Creation and Yaweh?

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Re: Holy Shabbat, Below & Above

#6 Postby Tau Malachi » Tue Apr 08, 2014 10:42 am

Greetings and blessings in the Holy Light and Spirit of the Infinite One!

The Queen of Shabbat above corresponds with the Holy Mother (Imma) and the Queen of Shabbat below corresponds with the Daughter (Nukva), the six days of work correspond with the Son or Groom (Ben, or Zer Anpin); thus, Shabbat below is Malkut and Shabbat above is Binah, and Tiferet, or the Six, corresponds with the Son or Groom who receives and unites with the Daughter, and therefore the Daughter becomes the Holy Bride (Kallah), and she is uplifted and resembles the Mother, united with the Mother, becoming Mother – Mother Israel, Mother of the Anointing.

On one hand, through the days of the week, the six days of work, there is a descending from Hesed-Mercy to Yesod-Foundation, drawing down influxes from the Supernals into Malkut, generating the glory and power of Shabbat below, Lower Shekinah; hence, drawing out the blessings of the Holy Shabbat into the week following. On the other hand, and at the same time, there is an ascent from Yesod to Hesed, uplifting the days to Binah, the Shabbat above, Upper Shekinah.

This is a divine action of the Macrocosm and the Anointed Community, but there is also a manifestation of the descending and ascending force, and movement, in the Microcosm, the individual initiate, for as we know there are two forces in the subtle body, the body of light, descending and ascending, the Holy Light from above and the Holy Fire from below, corresponding with the white father seed in the crown star and red mother seed in the root star, and likewise, as we know, the seven main interior stars of the subtle correspond with the Six and Malkut.

As we take up our labor, and do all our work, there are two aspects of our work during the days of work, invoking the light, ruhaniyot and shefa of the Sefirot of Atzilut each day, while engaging in the inner work of self-reflection and refinement of the soul and uplifting all activities, and all things, in return to God. The completion and fulfillment of this twofold Divine Action, of course, is in the Holy Shabbat, receiving the Queen of Shabbat and resting in the Lord of the Shabbat, Yahweh, Yeshua.

The six days of creation, or work, this is the Son (Ben, or Zer Anpin), and the Day of Shabbat is the Daughter (Nukva); when the Shabbat Queen is welcomed and ushered in on the Eve of Shabbat, and Anointed Community celebrates the Shabbat, the Son and Daughter become the Groom and Bride (Kallah), and in union they are uplifted, exalted, resembling the Supernal Father and Mother. This stirring below creates a stirring above, this union below brings a union above, the Supernal Father uniting with the Supernal Mother, and therefore on Shabbat there is a great Supernal Influx and a double portion of soul, issuance of the union of Father and Mother, Abba and Imma – in the instant of this the Supernal Influx all is One (Achad).

Thus, throughout each week there is the ongoing tikkune of Zer Anpin and Nukva, and this corresponds with our spiritual labor for the refinement and realization of our soul, and the perfection and completion of creation, and when we attend to our work and we rest, so there is tikkune of Imma and Abba, reaching beyond into Arik Anpin and Atik Yomin. Thus, blessings flow, and Life and Light are brought into the world – Simple Mercy and Abundant Mercy are made manifest. Praise God!

Remember your transcendence, this corresponds with remember and keep the Shabbat holy; set your mind on those things that are above, this corresponds with cleaving to the Sefirot and invoking their influxes during the days of work; remember that God is with you, this is the refinement and realization of the soul and completion of creation, uplifting all in return to God.

Now, the six days of creation, or six days of work, correspond with Elohim, for that is the Name of God in the work, action, of creation, and the Holy Shabbat corresponds with Yahweh. Thus, the six days of work correspond with Gevurah, or Din-Judgment, and with Simple Mercy, and the Holy Shabbat corresponds with Hesed-Mercy, and with Abundant Mercy; hence, the fourth commandment concerning Shabbat corresponding with Hesed on the Tree of Life.

Look and see! When we engage in our labor and do all of our work, inner works and good works throughout the week, and then we remember and keep the Shabbat holy, Elohim and Yahweh are unified, Judgment and Mercy are unified, and on the Holy Shabbat Judgment is suspended and negated, there is the release of sin, victory over death and Abundant Mercy – abundant life and blessings.

The remembering and keeping the Shabbat below, this is the realization of the spiritual power of Yahweh Elohim Tzavaot, the Living Presence of the Lord God and the angels being manifest in the world. When there are souls in Anointed Community that engage in Aliyat Neshamah, through knowledge and power gifted them by the Holy Spirit, or with God’s help through grace, and there is a reaching into the Eternal Shabbat, so the spiritual power of Yahweh Elohim, Shaddai, is realized, the Living Presence of the Lord God, the Almighty, being manifest in the world.

Yahweh Elohim Tzavaot, the presence and power of Holy Shabbat below; Yahweh Elohim, Shaddai, the presence and power of the Holy Shabbat above; the Lamb of God, the Lord of Shabbat, the Messiah, union of below and above! Contemplate this well, and understand!

In the Gospel of St. Thomas Adonai Yeshua teaches, “If you do not fast from the world, you will not find the kingdom. If you do not observe the Shabbat as Shabbat, you will not see the Father” (27).

The kingdom, Shabbat below, the Father, Shabbat above – Eternal Shabbat; but, understand, if we do not fast from the world, observing Shabbat as Shabbat, all are Days of Judgment and there is no Mercy, God forbid! Six days of work, joined with the Day of Rest, Judgment united with Mercy, Judgment giving way to Mercy, all established in Mercy, the Great Resurrection and Ascension (Eternal Shabbat). Praise God!

The true kingdom of heaven, it is just that, in heaven, or rather in the Supernal Abode, and the Father is in the Mother, the Queen of Heaven; hence, Malkut of Atzilut and Binah of Atzilut, Imma and Kallah – one Supernal Shekinah, Shekinah of the Messiah, the Lord of Shabbat.

When we celebrate Shabbat below, and we reach into Shabbat above, so the kingdom of heaven is manifest on earth, and the Queen of Heaven, the Virgin of Light and her Holy Child, is with us – Emmanuel, God is with us! Praise God!

When we celebrate Shabbat as Shabbat, all the days of work are uplifted and complete in the Shabbat, all is returned to God (El) and rests in Yahweh, Yeshua; and likewise, blessings flow into the days of work of the week to come, and they are sanctified, for God is with us in them.

There is another esoteric teaching concerning the days of creation, or days of work, and the Holy Shabbat, one that Elder Gideon brought up this past Shabbat in our discussion of the Wisdom of Shabbat (Hokmah Ha-Shabbat). It is this, during the days of work Archangel Metatron presides over the Community of Israel, or Anointed Community, but on the Holy Shabbat Yahweh Elohim presides directly over the Community of Israel, the fullness of the Supernal Shekinah being manifest on Shabbat.

Listen and hear, and understand! “Enoch walked with God (Elohim) and God took him.” “Enoch walked with God,” this corresponds with the days of work and doing our work, walking with God throughout the week; “God took him,” this corresponds with the Holy Shabbat, Enoch resting in Yahweh, Yahweh and Elohim becoming One (Achad).

Metatron presiding over the Community of Israel, this corresponds with Simple Mercy, and Yahweh Elohim presiding over the Community of Israel directly, this corresponds with Abundant Mercy, Supernal Grace.

Understand, when we do our work the days of the week are established under the dominion of Metatron, Little Yahweh, and when we rest on the seventh day, all becomes established in Yahweh Elohim, uplifted and unified with Yahweh Elohim. If, God forbid, we do not do our labor and all of our work during the six days, and we do not rest on Shabbat, then archons rule the days of the week and the demiurge becomes the head of the seventh day, the spirit of the Other Side and klippot come into dominion, and this may give way to an even darker dominion moving in the world, God forbid, and God help us!

It is given that I may share a teaching I heard from a great, inner tzaddik who has perfect knowledge and understanding of Metatron, the Prince of the Face.

One time when we were together and he was sharing secret mysteries concerning the Thirteen Attributes of Mercy, he said to me, “First Moshenu engaged in Aliyat Neshamah with the help of Elohim, and Elohim uplifted the soul of Moshenu even further to the gates of the Palace of the Messiah, and as Elohim did this, the Shekinah of Yahweh descended in full glory and power, passing by Moshenu and revealing the Infinite One pervading all of creation, the heavens and the earth. Thus, he glimpsed and tasted something of the Messiah to come, and gazed into the Palace of the Messiah, and he experienced being above and below, and in between, at one and the same time, timelessness and time, eternity and forever.” Then he said, “Look and see,” and I could see, and he said, “Yahweh, Yahweh, El…” these are the days of the week when the Messiah comes, for those who receive the Holy Light and Spirit of the Messiah, and are in the Messiah; in the Messiah, Elohim no longer rules the days of the week, but instead Yahweh rules them – all in Mercy, and the Messiah presides over the days of the week and on Shabbat uplifts them to Eheieh, and to El Elyon, the Supreme; this utterance is a prophecy of the coming of the Messiah, the Sanctuary of Grace, and all of the Attributes that follow are the vehicle for the realization of the Messiah, the Anointing with the Supernal Light and Spirit of God, El.” Then he showed secrets of Thirteen Attributes of Mercy as they are in the kingdom of heaven and the Messiah, or in the World-To-Come; and he showed the great mystery of the Holy Rose and Cross, and permutations of The Name corresponding with the gates of the Palace of the Messiah, the Palace of Supernal Truth and Light (Amet Vau Or).

What is the secret of the six days of work no longer ruled by Elohim, or Judgment, but by Mercy? It is simple. If in the midst of the work you are aware of the Infinite One manifest as all, and you are no longer the doer, but the Holy Light and Spirit of the Messiah, or the Infinite One, is the doer, this is the realization of Abundant Mercy, Supernal Grace, in all things, and there is no Judgment, all ascends and returns to God, self-liberating as it arises! Hallelu Yah! Praise the Lord!

The Messiah is the Doer, and the Doer is in the doing, and what needs to be done is done, and all is accomplished, and it is “very good,” for this is the tikkune of creation, perfection and completion of creation, and the mending of The Name!

The Holy Light of the first day of creation is realized in this way, the Supernal Light, and the simple Primordial Light – True Light.

This is what it is given for me to reveal and share today, so, now, I shall abide waiting upon Ruach Ha-Kodesh, the Holy Spirit.

May many Suns of Heaven come to shine in this world, as many as the stars in the heavens, and may the Messiah come swiftly, in our times, and be with us! Hallelu Yah! Amen.


God bless you and God keep you!

Yahweh, Yeshua Shalom!
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Re: Holy Shabbat, Below & Above

#7 Postby Tau Malachi » Wed Apr 09, 2014 8:24 am

Grace and peace to you from Yahweh Elohim, Shaddai, and from Yeshua Messiah!

We often think that we are waiting for the movement of the Spirit of God and the angels, but in truth, God and the angels are waiting upon us to awaken and remember, and return. This is revealed in God blessing and sanctifying Shabbat. How did God bless Shabbat and sanctify Shabbat? God rested on the seventh day, and the angels rested with God once the Human Being was created and established in creation; hence, God remembered and kept the Shabbat holy, and God and the angels are waiting for the Human One to complete creation, and to join them and rest with them. The Shabbat of God and the angels, this is in the eternal realm, the Pleroma of Light – Atzilut, and is the Eternal Shabbat; while laboring for the awakening and realization of the Human One, and the completion and perfection of creation in the Human One, in action, God and the angels abide at rest, in repose, awaiting the Human One to join them.

Look and see! God and the angels engage in the work of creation for six cosmic days, and in the seventh cosmic day God and the angels rest, waiting for the Human Being to complete and perfect creation, and to remember and keep the Holy Shabbat. The Human being is ordained as a co-creator and co-redeemer, ordained to the Work of Creation and Work of the Chariot, and through this is ordained to unification with God and the angels, rest in Yahweh Elohim Tzavaot.

Every soul is ordained to a work and mission in creation, the realization of Ratzon Elyon, Will of the Supreme, and as that work and mission is accomplished the soul ascends and returns to God (Elohim) and is unified with Yahweh, resting in Yahweh. Thus, through its work and mission, a soul comes to resemble God and the angels in creation, and remembering and keeping the Shabbat holy, and resting, so the image and likeness of Yahweh Elohim is complete and perfect in the Human Being. The creation of Shabbat, this is the gift of fulfillment, completion, corresponding with Kallah, the Holy Bride.

All in a great and supreme mystery God has fashioned creation and the Human Being to give something new back; the Human Being is ordained to actualize and realize creation, to perfect and complete creation, and to do so in a creative and innovative way, each soul being a unique individual and therefore having a unique way to fulfill its work and mission, becoming who and what they truly are in Atzilut and Yahweh – embodiment, the incarnation of Divine and Supernal Being.

God and the angels in the work of creation, and the rest of the seventh day, this corresponds with the Direct Light of revelation, and when we engage our work and we enter our rest, this corresponds with the Indirect Light of realization, or Returning Light – Light of Teshuvah.

Through inner works and good works we receive influxes of Direct Light, and we generate light below, and on Shabbat through discourse, through prayer and meditation, and worship, so there is Returning Light to God, and with the Holy Light, the returning of our soul to God, the mystical ascension of the soul, Aliyat Neshamah. When we do all our work, and when we remember and keep the Shabbat holy, we receive the blessing of a double portion of soul – issuance of neshamah of neshamah joined to the Soul of Messiah, and so return, ascension, becomes possible; what is realized and embodied below, is realized and shines above, and our soul appears in the kingdom of heaven and Pleroma of Light, coming into being as ordained by El Elyon.

When the Messiah appeared in the world it was proclaimed, “Repent, for the kingdom of heaven has come near,” and we may read this as, “Return, for the Eternal Shabbat has come near!” Indeed, for until the Messiah appeared, the Lord of Shabbat, the Master of Shabbat, there was no one in the generations of the Human One, or Israel, who could remember and keep the Holy Shabbat as God and the angels remember and keep the Holy Shabbat; there was no one who was able to abide at rest while at work, in motion, and so realize the perfect rest, perfect peace, of the Holy Shabbat.

Look and see! Eternal Shabbat, unending Shabbat, extending into the days of creation, the days of work; this corresponds with “I do what I see my Father [Abba] doing,” the will of Atzilut, and in this the Holy One and the angels are the doer, the soul abiding at rest, or in repose. In this the Human Being is perfect and complete, and creation is perfect and complete; the Messiah, the Anointing, is realized and embodied, the kingdom of heaven being manifest on earth.

Through engaging in six days of work, and remembering and keeping the Holy Shabbat, the Day of Rest, and walking with God in this life, so the rest, the peace of Shabbat is realized, and the Returning Light shines as Direct Light, for Ruach Elohim, Ruach Yahweh, is embodied, uplifting souls in return, the Great Resurrection and Ascension. Hallelu Yah! Praise the Lord!

This corresponds with God praying to God, or the Messiah in us praying to El Elyon ever beyond us, and this is the invocation of Abundant Mercy and the Eternal Shabbat; when utterance, prayer and worship, on Shabbat are this, below and above are joined as one, and something of the Eternal Shabbat shines in Shabbat below, and the holiness of Shabbat is complete – then the holiness of Shabbat, the Light of Shabbat, sanctifies all of the days of creation, something of the cosmic days of creation being realized below, on earth.

The cosmic days of creation, this is Ben, or Zer Anpin – the Groom, their realization and embodiment through remembering and keeping the Holy Shabbat, this is Nukva, or Kallah – the Bride; hence, something of the seven Sefirot of Construction of Atzilut (or Abba) is realized on Shabbat.

We may contemplate the observation of the Holy Shabbat with Yeshua Messiah while he lived in the flesh and walked among us as one of us, and we may understand that all of these Shabbats were most holy, the Lord of Shabbat being embodied among us; the fullness of the Eternal Shabbat, though, this is revealed and manifest in the upper room when the Risen Messiah appeared to the disciples, and it was revealed and manifest on the Mount of Olives, when the Ascended Messiah taught the inner and secret Gospel to the disciples, uplifting their souls in return to God, the True Light, with Habad (wisdom, understanding and knowledge).

Through the Risen Messiah and Ascended Messiah the spiritual power of Yahweh Elohim, Shaddai, is manifest in the Holy Shabbat, and receiving the Holy Light and Spirit of the Messiah, on Shabbat we are empowered to enter into the Palace of the Messiah, the Peace of Messiah, and to ascend beyond into those heavens and light realms of which no mortal can speak, but in which the living ones, the immortals, abide eternal in the Infinite One. Hallelu Yah! Praise the Lord!

May we be blessed to realize Shabbat Shalom, and so have true peace to give! Amen.

Yahweh Shalom!
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